Thinking of moving? You have a lot to pack, and depending on the size of your home and how much stuff you want to move, days of work lie ahead.
When it comes to moving, there are many cost effective and efficient options to consider beyond the “DIY” method. Whether now or later, the following ten reasons will convince you that hiring a professional moving service is the best choice for your next big move.
You avoid injuries
The most common injury during the process of moving is back pain. It can be anything from a muscle pull to a slipped disc, all exceptionally uncomfortable and painful. Even a minor back injury can lead to later health issues such as sciatica and constant discomfort in simple sitting and standing positions.
Many would argue that this is easily avoided with proper form of lifting. Remembering this on the move is key, but it usually happens after many boxes. The problem arises when fatigue sets in and the little softbox you thought you could grab hold of suddenly becomes much heavier.
All it takes is one wrong move, bending over to get that box, and, boom: that sharp pain means you’re standing still and off for who knows how long. Joint sprains, often in the ankles and wrists, and muscle strain in the knees and shoulders are other common injuries during movement.
All of this can be avoided by hiring specially trained professionals to move your stuff and avoid injury while doing so. Why run the risk of injury? Hire professionals and let them take the risk!
You can check a few items on your list
If you’ve ever sold or bought a property, you know how detailed and time-consuming the process can be. After dealing with the real estate agent’s requirements there is a lot of paperwork to do, and often agreements between buyer and seller on minor changes to be made, before the property changes hands.
Then, after finding a buyer and selling, suddenly there are more problems! Now the concerns turn to making the necessary changes to ownership, taking care of unpaid bills and changing your address, to name a few.
In addition to all of these responsibilities, moving everything yourself can take several days or more. It could mean time off work and lost money. Leasing a truck or U-Haul can also use up most of the money you were hoping to save. Traveling alone is another worry to add to an already busy schedule.
Professional movers do this every day and will make sure your belongings are transported safely, so you don’t have to worry.
You can find reputable companies to help you
Uncertainty is not something you have to deal with when moving. Years of gifts, keepsakes and precious possessions are not easily replaced if lost or damaged. Moving companies win business based on their reputation, and companies that are unreliable quickly become well-known to the public.
However, it is possible to find packing and moving companies. Do your research and locate a company that not only has experience, but also great user reviews. Many companies offer everything from local and long distance moving to secure storage. They will even pack everything for you and bring their own boxes!
Reliability is a critical trait in a professional moving company, and often more reliable than that friend who promised to help and showed up late, or not at all. Good accredited companies, rigorous training and background checks are necessary for all professional movers.
Someone else will take care of the inventory process
Your precious possessions which contain the memories of a lifetime should be carefully considered so that nothing is left behind. Moving companies recognize the need to take inventory. For owners who manage transportation themselves, this is another task to add to what often seems like an overwhelming to-do list. It is also often overlooked.